Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Bayswater 316 yards (288 metres), Railway Station: London Paddington 0.6 miles (1 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 4.1 miles (6.6 km). There are 4 tube (underground) stations within half a mile (0.8 km). The Grand Plaza Aapartments Bayswater London are located between Queensway, Westbourne Grove and Notting Hill in an area very popular for budget accommodation. All of the surrounding area offers a large selection of bars, restaurants and shopping with the covered Whiteley's Shopping centre on Queensway particularly popular. The major railway station of Paddington is just over half a mile away, and its from here you can take the Heathrow Express directly Heathrow Airport. This is a central location, just North West of central London. Just on the other side of Bayswater is Hyde Park, a large and popular park with a lake and boating weather permitting along with a gallery and many art works dotted around. Nearby attractions include the Portobello Antiques Market (0.3 miles), Kensington Palace (0.7 miles), Alexandra Fleming Laboratory (0.8 miles), Linley Sambourne House (0.9 miles) and the Royal Albert Hall (1 mile).
Hotel in Detail:The Grand Plaza Apartments Bayswater retains the splendid original Victorian facade having been made up from a former terrace of townhouses. It was actually thirteen townhouses and the period stucco frontage is retained. The apartments cover over 105,044 square feet.
Room amenities include wireless internet access, dataport, Hairdryer, Hi-fi system with CD player, direct dial phone with voicemail facilities, ironing facilities, desk, satellite television with PPV, safe, Individually controlled heating, coffee/tea facilities, safe, Microwave Oven and Refrigerator in a kitchenette area (with utensils). Apartments decor consists of light colours with white fabrics, wooden furnishings and art prints.
Apartments for up 4 people are available (where specified) and these have either 1 double bed or two twins and one double sofa bed. There are furnished studios and 1-3 bed apartments available.
The Grand Plaza Apartments Bayswater offers 24 hour front desk, on-site laundry facilities, dry cleaning and a grocery shopping service. Apartments are serviced and have business facilities. Lift within building. Complimentary newspapers in lobby.
Bedroom Numbers: 205
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Wired internet is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge. Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 78% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 83%. Therefore this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) .
Milesfaster ranking: 530th from 866 London hotels, and 247th of 328 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0.2 miles, 0.4 km) would be the 4 star Doubletree Hilton London Hyde Park Hotel, with base rates beginning from £135 and which has an 81% guest satisfaction rating.
If your mainly looking at apartments maybe have a look at the The Westbourne Hyde Park. It is 0.6 miles (0.9 km) away with rates from £148 having scored a guest rating of 85% and has: free WiFi.For a hotel that offers lower base rates take a look at the The Premier Notting Hill. 0.1 miles from here (0.2 km), has been rated at 79% by past guests and the hotels starting rates begin at about £75 (theres free WiFi too).
Fancy something highly rated by its guests? We think the 4 Star Royal Park Hotel could be a good choice, it's only 0.6 miles (1.0 km) from here. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 90%.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 hotels nearest to this location (42 Princes Square, W2 postcode) that we list cover a 0.7 miles (1.1 km) radius. They include 1 five star hotel (rated 89%), 23 four star hotels (average rating 80%), 19 three star hotels (average rating 70%) and 8 two star hotels (average rating 66%). Of the local hotels the highest rated is Royal Park Hotel (4 star) at 90%.
Base Rates: See a breakdown of the average starting (base) rates for the area. Base rates are a rough guide to starting rates as they do not include special offers and deals.
For the fifty local hotels we hold base rate data on all of them. The average starting rates for the surrounding area are around £101 per night. They range from a low of £11 at Smart Hyde Park View Hostel (2 Star, 71%) to a high of £720 at Commodore Hotel (4 Star, 60%). The breakdown by star rating shows the following averages: Five Star average: £169, Four Star average: £141, Three Star average: £72 and Two Star average: £44.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Grand Plaza Apartments Bayswater 23rd (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 19th (joint) for the 23 four star hotels in the area. For base rates the hotel ranks 40th of 51 (13th of 23 four star hotels.). Taking into consideration both rates and guest ratings we rank this hotel 39th of 48 of the local hotels in terms of value for money (Smart Hyde Park View Hostel was top).
History:Bought in 2013 by State plantation giant Felda for £98 million pounds.
Formerly The Somerset Bayswater (2008)